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9.28.09

Contest Wire

Slater Finishes Fifth at Quiksilver Pro France, Climbs ASP World Tour Ratings

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Monday, September 28, 2009) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour completed the seventh of 10 stops on this year’s Dream Tour and reigning nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (Cocoa Beach, FL), 27, led the American Charge alongside Bobby Martinez (Santa Barbara, CA), 27, with both surfers earning fifth […]

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9.28.09

Contest Wire

Mick Fanning Claims Back-to-Back ASP Dream Tour Events, Takes Quik Pro France

SEIGNOSSE, France (Sunday, September 27, 2009) – Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, has just claimed his second consecutive ASP Dream Tour event, taking out the 2009 Quiksilver Pro France presented by Orange over fellow Finalist Bede Durbidge (AUS), 26, in punchy one-to-three foot (0.5 – 1 metre) waves at Les Bourdaines. Event No. 7 of 10 […]

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9.28.09

Contest Wire

Ventura Surf Shop Predicts Finals Appearance in Jim Beam SurfTag U.S. Series

The Jim Beam Surftag U.S. Series 2nd Round Qualifier will take place at Surfer’s Point, Ventura this Saturday. The event heats up as teams fill their rosters with the most experienced and talented surfers in California. Ventura Surf Shop plans to hold down local bragging rights and prove that they are the boardriding club to […]

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9.18.09

Contest Wire

World's Elite Head to Europe for Quiksilver Pro France

The Quiksilver Pro France, the 7th leg of the 2009 ASP World Tour, will take place in France from September 23 to October 4. The only French event on the ASP World Tour will also be the first of the three European stops in the prestigious professional circuit that brings together the best 45 surfers […]

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9.17.09

Contest Wire

Hurley Pro Trestles Off Again Today, Possible Start Tomorrow

LOWER TRESTLES, California (Thursday, September 17, 2009) – The Hurley Pro Trestles, Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, has been called off today, with inconsistent two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf on offer this morning. Five days into the waiting period, the Hurley Pro Trestles has already enjoyed a solid three […]

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9.16.09

Contest Wire

Lay Day Called for Hurley Pro Trestles

LOWER TRESTLES, California (Wednesday, September 16, 2009) – The Hurley Pro Trestles, Stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, has been called off today, with only small, inconsistent surf on offer at Lower Trestles this morning. With three days remaining in the waiting period after today, and only one full day […]

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9.16.09

Contest Wire

Jim Beam Surftag Competition Makes U.S. Debut on the California Coast

Boardriding teams vie for cash prizes and “No. 1 Surf Club in California” title in relay contest WHAT: Teams of local surfers will hit the waves off Manhattan Beach on Sept. 19 in the first Jim Beam® Surftag® U.S. National Series. In the relay competition, each surfer must catch three waves and then return to […]

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9.15.09

Contest Wire

ASP World Title Race Heats Up as Hurley Pro Trestles Blitzes Round 3

LOWER TRESTLES, California (Tuesday, September 15, 2009) – The Hurley Pro Trestles, Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, saw the completion of Round 3 today as the world’s best surfers ran rampant over the improved conditions, exhibiting some of the most dynamic surfing of the season as well shaking up […]

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9.15.09

Contest Wire

World's Best ON at Lowers for Completion of Round 3 at Hurley Pro Trestles

LOWER TRESTLES, California (Tuesday, September 15, 2009) – Clean three-to-four foot surf groomed by light offshore winds greeted event organizers this morning, prompting the call for the completion of Round 3 of the Hurley Pro Trestles to begin at 8am. “We still have some pretty fun surf on offer this morning so we’ll be getting […]

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9.14.09

Contest Wire

Josh Kerr Wows As Hurley Pro Trestles Moves Into Elimination Rounds

LOWER TRESTLES, California (Monday, September 14, 2009) – The Hurley Pro Trestles re-ignited today with the elimination rounds of competition running in pulsing three-to-four foot (1 metre) surf at Lower Trestles. Stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Hurley Pro Trestles awoke to cleaner conditions today, but inconsistency would create […]

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